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Sprinter Tyson Gay will return to competition in July after drug suspension

Tyson Gay is the current American record holder for the 100 meter dash. (Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images) Tyson Gay is the current American record holder for the 100 meter dash. (Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images)

Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is set to return to competitive racing on July 3 following his one-year suspension from the sport for performance enhancing drug use, reports Peter Gambaccini of Runner's World.

Gay will compete in the 100-meter race at the Athletissima meet in Lausanne, Switzerland against a field that includes fellow American Justin Gatlin.

The American 100-meter record holder was forced to forfeit his 2012 Olympic silver medal from the 4 x 100-meter relay as part of his punishment for a positive drug test in June of last year, but reportedly had his suspension cut from two years to one because of the help he provided to the United States Anti-Doping Agency following the test.

From Gambaccini's report:

Gay reportedly failed three drug tests. His suspension dates from June 23, 2013, when a test sample was taken at the USA Track & Field Championships and subsequently showed the presence of a banned substance.

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Gay claims he received the drugs from former coach Jon Drummond, who denies the allegations and has sued both Gay and USADA.
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